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Noble false widow ♀

Steatoda nobilis


2 cm brown spider with markings on the back. "Females of Steatoda nobilis have a round, bulbous abdomen, with variable pale marbled markings on the dorsum, such as longditudinal light lines, and a light anterior band. Males tend to have smaller more elongated abdomens, with pale brown legs. and dark brown less patterned abdominal markings. In both sexes, the legs pale yellow-brown"


Banco genético vegetal autóctone PNSC


found it in a sort of greenhouse. "Aranha, falsa-viúva"

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mendes.madalena 10 years ago

thanks Pedro i actually don't remember seeing any like this, specially with that mark

PedroNicolau 10 years ago

Gorgeous spider. I think I've seen one like this somewhere...

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Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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